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Materials Management Terms in SAP

1. ABC Classification 2. Framework Order 3. Goods Receipt 4. Invoice Verification 5. Material Group 6. Material Master Record 7. MRP 8. Outline Agreement 9. Plant 10. Purchasing Organization 11. Release Strategy 12. Replenishment 13. Replenishment Element 14. Stock Reservation 15. Scheduling Agreement 16. Stock Transfer 17. Storage Location 18. Vendor Master 19. Vendor Master Record

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Not Applicable ABC Classification Web Item to classify objects (Customers, Products or Employees) based on a particular measure (Revenue or Profit) using certain classification rules. Three categories: Important, Less Important, and Relatively Important. MM An inventory stock warehouse may choose to classify high volume items as A (Important) in order cycle count more often to insure consistent on hand availability.

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Blanket Order/Master Order/M-Order Framework Order A purchasing document used to procure materials or external services. Instead of stipulating a delivery date, this type of purchase order has an extended validity period. A framework order covers multiple procurement transactions over a longer period. MM

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: Receiving Goods Receipt A term from inventory management denoting a physical inward movement of goods or materials. MM The receiving department posts the receipt of goods purchased into the FRS system (Campus) and the ESI system for the hospital for items purchased on a purchase order.

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Not Applicable Invoice Verification The matching of documents created during the purchase order process, the goods receipt process, and the accounts payable process that is part of the internal controls system within an organization MM Accounts payable upon receipt of an invoice from a vendor audits the document and finalizes the three way match process. Three way match, (PO, Goods Receipt, and Invoice) or two way match (purchase order and invoice) must occur prior to vendor payment.

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: Not Applicable Material Group A grouping of materials and services according to their characteristics. MM Office Supplies Office Supplies

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Module(s): FRS Example(s): N/A Material Master Record A data record containing all the basic information required to manage a material. MM Enterprise Systems Incorporated (ESI in Hospital)

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Not Applicable Material requirement Planning (MRP) A term for procedures in requirements planning that take into account and plan every future requirement during the creation of order proposals such as independent requirements, and dependent requirements MM

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FRS Example(s): Par level maintenance for hospital warehouse inventories. Dynamic order quantity (DOQ) – in Hospital

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Contract Orders Outline Agreement A longer-term arrangement between a purchasing organization and a vendor for the supply of materials or provision of services over a certain period based on predefined terms and conditions MM Boise office supply contract

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Not Applicable Plant In Logistics a plant is an organizational unit for dividing an enterprise according to production, procurement, maintenance, and materials planning. MM

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Purchasing Division Purchasing Organization An organizational unit in Logistics, subdividing an enterprise according to the requirements of Purchasing. A purchasing organization procures materials and services, negotiates conditions of purchase with vendors, and is responsible for such transactions. MM Purchasing Division (Campus and Hospital)

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Purchase authorization requirements and/or limits. Release Strategy A plan defining the release codes with which a purchase requisition item, a complete purchase requisition, or a complete external purchasing document must be released (that is, approved) and the sequence in which release is to be effected using these codes. For example, you can establish a release strategy for all purchase requisitions with a value in excess of a certain figure MM You can establish a release strategy for all purchase requisitions with a value in excess of a certain dollar amount. Large computer equipment needs extra approval by VPIS

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Module(s): SAP Example(s): FRS Example(s): Par level management for hospital inventory stock locations. Replenishment A Method of replenishing stock. MM MRP, Reservations Outside (System) management of par inventory areas with daily inventory counts.

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Module(s): SAP Example(s): FRS Example(s): Par level management for hospital inventory stock locations. Replenishment Element The elements in the system that trigger material replenishment for production. MM Planned orders, Purchase Orders Scheduled inventories for the assigned par inventory areas.

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Module(s): SAP Example(s): FRS Example(s): Not Applicable Stock Reservation The sum of all quantities of a material reserved for withdrawal from stock. MM Allocating inventory for a specific task Batch (Nightly) inventory on hand downloads for defined inventory stock locations.

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Module(s): N/A Scheduling Agreement An outline agreement against which materials are procured at a series of predefined points in time over a certain period. MM

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Not Applicable Stock Transfer
The removal of materials from storage at one location, and their placement in storage at another.

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MM Hospital refill process, a goods issue is required after each movement.

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Module(s): FRS Example(s): Warehouse stock location Storage Location One or more storage locations are assigned to a location of this type. MM Hospital warehouse inventory stock locations.

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Vendor File Vendor Master The collective term for all vendor master records. The vendor master contains the data of all vendors with which a company conducts business. MM

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Current Terminology: SAP Terminology: SAP Definition: Vendor in Vendor File Vendor Master Record A data record containing all the information necessary for any contact with a certain vendor, in particular for conducting business transactions. MM House bank data Vendor address data bank in FRS.

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